LAST UPDATED: March 29, 2021


Check this page for important dates, deadlines, and tournament schedules throughout the year. You'll be glad you did!

• Illinois Coaches' Training  //  now available online!

-Coach training has caught up to the 21st century!

-Click here to access the Illinois Odyssey of the Mind Coaches' Training video!

• Illinois Judge/Volunteer Training  //  to be posted online this winter!

-Judge training has *ALSO* caught up to the 21st century!

-Volunteers no longer have to drive to complete a training - you can do it from home!

-Registered judges will receive an email with instructions a few weeks before competition.

-Click here to register as a volunteer/judge

• Illinois Registration Due  //  Friday, February 12, 2021

-All teams wishing to compete at the Illinois tournament must register

-Click here to register ($35 if on or before Jan. 31, $50 thereafter)

• Illinois State Tournament  //  VIRTUAL FOR 2021 (and everyone's safety!)

-SPECIAL FOR 2021: To allow *all* students the opportunity to participate in OM this year, Illinois will be      working with five other states to provide a *VIRTUAL* competition!

-Submit all required materials at the main OM website by: March 12, 2021

-Here is a link to the competition program!

-Please click here for details on how to upload your solution + complete Spontaneous!

-Virtual Awards Ceremony: click here to watch!

• Illinois Pin/Shirt Re-Orders Due  //  Monday, April 24, 2021

-Click here to access the Shirt & Pin Online Store

-NOTE: Pin and shirt orders for World Finals 2021 due by April 24

             All orders for WF need to be placed by a coach or parent

             as a group order (please no individual orders)


• Odyssey of the Mind World Finals  //  May 26-29, 2021

-Location: Michigan State University

-NOTE: The current plan is to hold an in-person AND virtual World Finals competition! All our OM teams will be able to share their awesome solutions one way or another as we navigate back to normal!

-Details to be posted at Odyssey of the Mind HQ!